Westport, North Carolina

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Population in 2010: 4,026. Population change since 2000: +100.7%
Males: 2,104  (52.3%)
Females: 1,922  (47.7%)
Median resident age:  42.9 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28037.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $97,137 (it was $81,232 in 2000)
Westport:

$97,137
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $49,672 (it was $34,189 in 2000)

Westport CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $419,205 (it was $248,200 in 2000)
Westport:

$419,205
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $492,012; Detached houses: $492,012

Median gross rent in 2012: $637.

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  • White alone - 3,781 (93.9%)
  • Black alone - 108 (2.7%)
  • Hispanic - 67 (1.7%)
  • Asian alone - 31 (0.8%)
  • Two or more races - 29 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.10%)
  • Other race alone - 6 (0.1%)

Races in Westport detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Westport: 94.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (24.0%), English (16.2%), Irish (8.4%), United States (7.2%), Dutch (5.8%), French (4.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 820 feet

Land area: 3.07 square miles.

Population density: 1,311 people per square mile   (low).

Westport,NC real estate house value index trend

Westport, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Westport:

  • High school or higher: 99.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 45.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Westport CDP:

  • Never married: 12.6%
  • Now married: 72.7%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

128 residents are foreign born (1.8% Europe).

This place:  3.3%
North Carolina:  7.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,888 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $4,307 (0.8%)

Westport satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gastonia, NC (20.9 miles , pop. 66,277).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (22.5 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (445.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Denver, NC (1.8 miles ), Lake Norman of Catawba, NC (2.3 miles ), Cornelius, NC (2.4 miles ), Lowesville, NC (2.5 miles ), Sherrills Ford, NC (2.7 miles ), Davidson, NC (2.9 miles ), Huntersville, NC (3.1 miles ), Mooresville, NC (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 35.51 N, Longitude: 80.98 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 704

Westport household income distribution Westport home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.2%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Utilities (14%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (15%)
  • Top executives (13%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Business operations specialists (6%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Air transportation workers (4%)
  • Accountants and auditors (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

Work and jobs in Westport: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Westport, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Westport-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 3% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.5 miles away from the Westport place center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/7/1998, a category F4 tornado 31.5 miles away from the place center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Westport-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 142.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 248.3 miles away from Westport center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 168.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 186.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 126.8 miles away from Westport center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 128.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lincoln County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Droughts: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Westport topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Westport:

  • NOVANT HEALTH HUNTERSVILLE MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; HUNTERSVILLE, NC)
  • INDEPENDENT NEPHROLOGY SERVICES HUNTERSVILLE (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; HUNTERSVILLE, NC)
  • MOORESVILLE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MOORESVILLE, NC)
  • HUNTERSVILLE OAKS (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; HUNTERSVILLE, NC)
  • BRIAN CENTER HEALTH AND RETIREMENT (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MOORESVILLE, NC)
  • BROOKWOOD HOME (Hospital, about 12 miles away; LINCOLNTON, NC)
  • SUNNY HILL II (Hospital, about 13 miles away; LINCOLNTON, NC)

Amtrak station near Westport:

  • 20 miles: GASTONIA (350 HANCOCK ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Operable nuclear power plants near Westport:

  • 6 miles: McGuire 1 and 2 in Cornelius, NC.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Westport:

  • NASCAR Technical Institute (about 10 miles; Mooresville, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,350)
  • Gaston College (about 19 miles; Dallas, NC; FT enrollment: 4,385)
  • Mitchell Community College (about 20 miles; Statesville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,458)
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte (about 20 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 22,807)
  • Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte (about 21 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 2,518)
  • Catawba Valley Community College (about 22 miles; Hickory, NC; FT enrollment: 3,785)
  • Central Piedmont Community College (about 22 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 15,371)

Public high schools in Westport:

Public elementary/middle schools in Westport:

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Notable location: Westport Golf Course (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Westport include: Webbs Chapel (A), Fairfield Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lincoln County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 89.1. This is worse than average.

City:

89.1
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.279. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.279
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 8.67. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.67
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.276. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.276
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 28.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 15.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.76. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.76
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 2.5%
(2.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  84.2%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.6%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
5 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000
2 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse in 2000

Westport compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Westport travel time to work - commute Westport mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (63%)
  • Utility gas (35%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Westport CDP (based on Lincoln County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.40%
Here: 54.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents49.0%26.8%7.9%3.9%2.7%
Congregations33.1%30.5%7.6%1.7%2.5%
NameChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Episcopal Church The Wesleyan ChurchInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchOther
Adherents2.6%1.6%1.6%0.6%3.3%
Congregations5.1%2.5%2.5%1.7%12.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 14
Lincoln County:

1.92 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Lincoln County:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Lincoln County:

6.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 39
Here:

5.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.2%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Lincoln County:

28.4%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.1%
State:

15.6%

6.26% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($50,072 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.26%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($275 average AGI)
Lincoln County:

0.06%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Gaston County, NC  1.04% ($32,134 average AGI)
from Mecklenburg County, NC  1.01% ($64,963)
from Catawba County, NC  1.00% ($31,697)


6.31% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,977 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.31%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($169 average AGI)
Lincoln County:

0.10%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Gaston County, NC  0.99% ($28,811 average AGI)
to Catawba County, NC  0.97% ($34,093)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.84% ($39,283)

Strongest AM radio stations in Westport:

  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)
  • WFNZ (610 AM; 5 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WGFY (1480 AM; 10 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WCGC (1270 AM; 10 kW; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WHVN, INC.)
  • WCXN (1170 AM; daytime; 8 kW; CLAREMONT, NC; Owner: WCXN, INC.)
  • WYFQ (930 AM; 5 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNOW (1030 AM; daytime; 9 kW; MINT HILL, NC; Owner: CHARLOTTE METRO RADIO, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Westport:

  • WXRC (95.7 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: PACIFIC BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WNKS (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WDAV (89.9 FM; DAVIDSON, NC; Owner: THE TRUSTEES OF DAVIDSON COLLEGE)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WTHZ (94.1 FM; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: DAVIDSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CO, INC)
  • WWMG (96.1 FM; SHELBY, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKKT (96.9 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSOC-FM (103.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WFMX (105.7 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WFAE (90.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WSGE (91.7 FM; DALLAS, NC; Owner: GASTON COLLEGE)
  • WSSS (104.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WRFX-FM (99.7 FM; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEND (106.5 FM; SALISBURY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFHE (90.3 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WKBC-FM (97.3 FM; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: WILKES BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Westport:

  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WAFF (Channel 48; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WAXN (Channel 64; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WSOC-TV (Channel 9; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WUNG-TV (Channel 58; CONCORD, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WTVI (Channel 42; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WGTB-LP (Channel 28; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTER, INC.)
  • WCCB (Channel 18; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • W38CN (Channel 38; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W25BR (Channel 25; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W34BN (Channel 34; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W52CW (Channel 52; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WHKY-TV (Channel 14; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • W66BT (Channel 66; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$129,97355$226,600141$215,9981$37,93012$167,433
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$03$310,91314$210,1551$13,4300$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$94,9505$156,15619$186,4841$85,5201$123,930
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$76,1006$285,31211$197,7110$01$306,750
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$138,0605$216,0460$00$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0712.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED10$195,6429$180,4431$74,920
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$185,2602$294,1450$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$270,7000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$268,3500$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

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